Wines of the Week – 2

Duke’s Vineyard in the Porongurups is one the best wineries in the Great Southern region; they produce excellent Cabernet and Shiraz and outstanding Riesling. The Magpie Hill Reserve range is particularly noteworthy. Duke has also instigated another ...

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Lately we went off to Sittella in the Swan Valley. We ordered from the mid week special lunch menu - for $40 a head, a choice of four mains, two desserts, bread, a glass of wine and coffee, and came away mightily impressed by the quality. This ...

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The Grapeskin bar, adjacent to the Brass Monkey in Northbridge has had a bit of a makeover since last we went along. Gone are the lounges, coffee tables and chairs up front by the window, with new high benches and stools making up the seating at the ...

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Maya Masala


The other day I had ordered thali at an Indian restaurant in East Perth - it was quite good, but I remembered some I had before at Maya Masala in Northbridge so, Lady FWO in tow, I headed into town to reacquaint myself. The restaurant is a ...

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Tiger Tiger


Tiger Tiger is a coffee shop/café that also serves wine and beer without a meal - one of the places that arose out of the last Labor government’s reform of liquor licensing laws. Anyway Tiger Tiger is a funky little spot in one of the alley ways ...

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Wines of the week


2010 Galafrey Mount Barker Dry Land Reserve Riesling While the 2014 vintage of this wine won gold at the last Qantas Wine Show, I had the pleasure of opening a bottle of the 2010 the other night. What a great wine and it shows the cellaring ...

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Louis Baxters

Lady FWO is often in and around Subiaco for meetings and can be found between meetings enjoying a coffee whilst industriously working on her laptop. The area around the Subiaco train station is one of her favoured destinations, with offices, ...

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The George


The George in the Terrace has an outside sitting area on the footpath which seems to be very popular; inside is a large, nicely furnished and equipped open and airy space which serves as the bar and casual eating area, while towards the back, fenced ...

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Lamont’s Bishops House


The outdoor Garden Lounge at Bishops House is a delightful oasis in the midst of a bustling city. Surrounded on three sides by glass and concrete monoliths, the artificial grass, the lounge chairs, Chesterfield, stools and tables, lights strung ...

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Brotzeit is a Singapore based franchise aimed at providing authentic Bavarian style food, along with German beer, in a contemporary setting - and they have recently arrived in Perth. Located at 140 William Street which is quickly becoming a go to ...

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